Friday, December 31, 2010

The Wonderful World of ITouch

For some reason, I really had a bee in my bonnet about the boys not having ITouches.

I think it had something to do with the cost and possibly the ability to connect to the internet, but none the less, they weren't an option for quite some time.

Until one of my brilliant children, that is definitely bound for sales someday, introduced the idea of selling their Nintendo DS systems and games to purchase said ITouch.

Well, that sounds reasonable and logical.

And I am happy to resport the ITouch hasn't been a problem at all. With firm guidelines set by Mom and Pop, parental controls, a parental passcode, and airplane mode (to turn off the wifi when needed), it's actually been nice not having to keep up with all the games as they are directly loaded onto the device. And we recently took a trip that didn't include a dvd player on an airplane and not having to deal with that at IAH security was quite delightful.

If you find yourself with a new ITouch in your home and are overwhelmed by all the app choices, take a look at the list below.

A lot are free and the rest are either .99 cents or under $5.

A lot of the apps offer a "free or lite" version for you to try it out and then you have the option to purchase the full version later. Look for those titles first.

Most of the EA games are .99 right now

I know that this list seems crazy long, but we have had ours for about 6 months and we rotate the games on and off. And some of these games were fun initially and then the boys grew tired of them. There are even some educational ones mixed in....yes, I am a former educator. Guilty as charged.

Angry Birds
City Story
Empire Story
Flash to Pass (flashcards)
Logos bible software
Restaurant Story
Sky Racer 2
WordWeb Dictionary
Asphalt 5
Bible Memory
Deer Hunter 3D
Cut the Rope
Stick Skater
Baseball 2010
Fall down
ESPN Score Center
Field Goal Frenzy
FIFA World Cup (version 11 doesn't work with itouch for some reason)
Find The Difference
Flick Fishing
Flicky Football
Flow Hockey 2
Hangman Classic
High Caliber Hunting
Holy Bible
IRate Lego Pro
Jet Car Stunts
Knights on Rush
Lemonade Tycoon
Madden NFL
Manic Marble Free
Labyrinth Lite
Tap Farm
Tap Store
Save Stickly
I Say Free
IRate Lego
Monster Truck Nitro 2
Monster Truck Nitro
NCAA Football
Need for Speed Shift
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
Paper Pilot
Paper Toss
Parking Mania Lite
Pocket Weather
Razor Ultra Pro
RC Heli Lite
RC Plane
Real Racing GT
Red Bull X-Fighter Lite
Road to Mudness
Rollercoaster Extreme
Sports Car Engine
Star Wars The Force Unleashed
Tap Report
Tic Tac Toe Free
Tiny Chef
Touch Hockey
Traffic Rush
Warship Flight Deck Jam
Waterslide Extreme
The Weather Channel
XGames SnoCross
XPlane Carrier
2XL ATC Offroad Lite
2XL TrophyLite Rally
Flight Control
Rope and Fly

**now, most of the 'tap' games require wifi as does IRate , but most do not.
**I'm sure you noticed the abundance of boy games. Guilty. Not a lot of pink running around these parts

Do you have apps that you would recommend?